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In Syria, "Shilka" upgraded to "over-security"

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The servicemen of the Syrian government forces continue to improve the self-propelled self-propelled Shilka ZSU-23-4 self-propelled systems from the USSR. The first image of a newly upgraded car appeared on the Web.


The side and rear projections of the self-propelled gun are reinforced with the so-called "corner protection". This initially controversial Syrian development was first applied to tanks T-72M1 and demonstrated high resistance even to anti-tank missile hits.

In Syria, "Shilka" upgraded to "over-security"


In March last year, such protection was first seen on “Shilkah”. Improved ZSU also performed well in battles. They are even nicknamed "highly protected."

Compared with the first versions, the modernization of the machine in the photo is made more carefully, with this factory quality.

Measures to strengthen the frontal part. A peculiar ram is installed here, and the driver's hatch is reinforced with additional armor. The tower is also covered with lattice screens.

Another innovation: in addition to the four 23-mm 2-7 cannons, the guides for launching unguided missiles are mounted. According to military experts, the use of such weapons will greatly enhance the firepower of "Shilka" and make it a real fighting machine of fire support, reports RG-Sil
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 21 February 2018 13: 29
    +2
    At the very "Shilka" there is no protection. Here you have to hang such pribludy. Although the car itself is wonderful in terms of volley power.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 21 February 2018 13: 39
      +2
      Quote: 210ox
      At the very "Shilka" there is no protection. Here you have to hang such pribludy. Although the car itself is wonderful in terms of volley power.

      So "Shilka" was created as a means of air defense and, as planned, should not be in the advancing chains, and the Syrians use it as a kind of "tank".
      1. Romka47
        Romka47 21 February 2018 14: 03
        +3
        Shilka was conceived as a means of air defense yes, but not stationary, she had to cover the tanks on the march. so there should have been some kind of armor there, it’s interesting about the missiles, just to know what kind of missiles were installed there, although most likely 82 mm NURSs, like on a “crocodile” Such screens can withstand the border (without tandem) but the ATGM, nor in life, on tanks, it can hold it in certain projections, well, so excuse me, the tank has its own armor.
        1. poquello
          poquello 21 February 2018 18: 13
          0
          Quote: Romka47
          The border can survive such screens (without a tandem) but the ATGM, nor in life

          And How? the cumulative jet is ejected at the point of contact
          1. Romka47
            Romka47 22 February 2018 09: 13
            +2
            Having passed the grate, the jet will go further some distance, in the photo of the tanks that survived thanks to the screens, the armor at the point of impact behind the grate was heavily scotched, but here there is no armor, and as I understand from the photo (I'm certainly not an expert), the grate is not so far from the main armor, so I conclude that for example, "bassoon" or "TOW" it will not stand.
            1. poquello
              poquello 22 February 2018 09: 36
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              Quote: Romka47
              Having passed the grate, the jet will go further some distance, in the photo of the tanks that survived thanks to the screens, the armor at the point of impact behind the grate was heavily scotched, but here there is no armor, and as I understand from the photo (I'm certainly not an expert), the grate is not so far from the main armor, so I conclude that for example, "bassoon" or "TOW" it will not stand.

              xs air dispersion should be large, there is no concentrated entry point
              1. Romka47
                Romka47 22 February 2018 09: 48
                +1
                Well, wait and see, there is still a question of what the lattice itself is made of.
      2. Brylevsky
        Brylevsky 21 February 2018 14: 31
        +3
        Shaitan Arba wink Dushmans did not like this car: due to the high elevation angle of the barrel block, the self-propelled gun was capable of firing at targets located at the top of the mountains. Such a “feature” turned out to be inaccessible to tanks, because the tank is designed for direct fire, with a small angle of elevation of the barrel ... And the “pensioner” ZSU-57-2 in general, it turns out, “fire-machine”.
    2. alavrin
      alavrin 21 February 2018 13: 40
      0
      So they use it in urban battles, and not as a means of air defense
    3. poquello
      poquello 21 February 2018 13: 42
      +1
      Quote: 210ox
      At the very "Shilka" there is no protection. Here you have to hang such pribludy. Although the car itself is wonderful in terms of volley power.

      this whole story with grids is interesting, it turns out this garbage levels out single ATGMs, 30mm blanks will steer in bursts
  2. private person
    private person 21 February 2018 13: 38
    +2
    According to military experts, the use of such weapons will significantly enhance the Shilka’s firepower and make it a real fire support combat vehicle,
    Here is the author of the article to put inside inside with experts and see what they get stronger. It’s just that there’s no armor for Shilka, but I would like to see this defense after a direct hit by an RPG.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 21 February 2018 14: 28
      +1
      Quote: private person
      It’s just that there’s no armor for Shilka, but I would like to see this defense after a direct hit by an RPG.

      And how do they fight there on simple pickups with Zushki?
      1. private person
        private person 21 February 2018 14: 36
        0
        Have you climbed into Shilka? This is a mass grave.
        1. Brylevsky
          Brylevsky 21 February 2018 15: 28
          +2
          Man, any armored vehicles, this is a "mass grave." BMP as the soldiers "affectionately" call? The whole question is the cost of the means of destruction and the market price of the one who will use it ... If we put aside the norms of human morality, the whole question will come down to the final price of the “result” ...
    2. cats
      cats 21 February 2018 14: 34
      +3
      The main thing here is that they don’t sit idly by, so you look to shake off the dirt
    3. Brylevsky
      Brylevsky 21 February 2018 14: 37
      +1
      I believe the car was tested for combat stability against such weapons as RPGs. Otherwise, what's the point in such modifications? Of course, it cannot stand the tandem warhead ... well, but the usual warhead, why not?
      1. Svarog51
        Svarog51 21 February 2018 18: 00
        +3
        This one I received from RPGs, though it’s not very clear what’s next.
        1. Brylevsky
          Brylevsky 21 February 2018 18: 12
          +3
          But there are no fuel tank detonations? Already a success ...
          1. Svarog51
            Svarog51 21 February 2018 19: 10
            +3
            I agree, and a BC of such a small caliber is more difficult to detonate. Question - what about the crew? The video does not give an answer. request
  3. Stas Snezhin
    Stas Snezhin 21 February 2018 18: 00
    +3
    No matter what they say, it’s better with some kind of armor,
    than no armor at all ..

    ps Yes, and it looks like from a store. )